Revealing hidden spin-momentum locking in a high-temperature cuprate superconductor

K. Gotlieb, C.-Y. Lin, M. Serbyn, W. Zhang, C.L. Smallwood, C. Jozwiak, H. Eisaki, Z. Hussain, A. Vishwanath, A. Lanzara, Science 362 (2018) 1271–1275.

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Cuprate superconductors have long been thought of as having strong electronic correlations but negligible spin-orbit coupling. Using spin- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, we discovered that one of the most studied cuprate superconductors, Bi2212, has a nontrivial spin texture with a spin-momentum locking that circles the Brillouin zone center and a spin-layer locking that allows states of opposite spin to be localized in different parts of the unit cell. Our findings pose challenges for the vast majority of models of cuprates, such as the Hubbard model and its variants, where spin-orbit interaction has been mostly neglected, and open the intriguing question of how the high-temperature superconducting state emerges in the presence of this nontrivial spin texture.
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2018-12-14
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Science
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M.S. was supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation s EPiQS Initiative through grant GBMF4307
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362
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6420
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1271-1275
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Gotlieb K, Lin C-Y, Serbyn M, et al. Revealing hidden spin-momentum locking in a high-temperature cuprate superconductor. Science. 2018;362(6420):1271-1275. doi:10.1126/science.aao0980
Gotlieb, K., Lin, C.-Y., Serbyn, M., Zhang, W., Smallwood, C. L., Jozwiak, C., … Lanzara, A. (2018). Revealing hidden spin-momentum locking in a high-temperature cuprate superconductor. Science, 362(6420), 1271–1275. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aao0980
Gotlieb, Kenneth, Chiu-Yun Lin, Maksym Serbyn, Wentao Zhang, Christopher L. Smallwood, Christopher Jozwiak, Hiroshi Eisaki, Zahid Hussain, Ashvin Vishwanath, and Alessandra Lanzara. “Revealing Hidden Spin-Momentum Locking in a High-Temperature Cuprate Superconductor.” Science 362, no. 6420 (2018): 1271–75. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aao0980.
K. Gotlieb et al., “Revealing hidden spin-momentum locking in a high-temperature cuprate superconductor,” Science, vol. 362, no. 6420, pp. 1271–1275, 2018.
Gotlieb K, Lin C-Y, Serbyn M, Zhang W, Smallwood CL, Jozwiak C, Eisaki H, Hussain Z, Vishwanath A, Lanzara A. 2018. Revealing hidden spin-momentum locking in a high-temperature cuprate superconductor. Science. 362(6420), 1271–1275.
Gotlieb, Kenneth, et al. “Revealing Hidden Spin-Momentum Locking in a High-Temperature Cuprate Superconductor.” Science, vol. 362, no. 6420, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2018, pp. 1271–75, doi:10.1126/science.aao0980.

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